After-dark motorway driving at Christmas

Published Date: 19/12/2013 15:43:19

Many motor personal insurance holders are likely to be taking to the road soon to get to wherever it is they're planning to spend Christmas.

Festive period driving can involve taking to the motorway in dark conditions, and the Institute of Advanced Motorists' Peter Rodger recently issued advice tying into this, in time for festive season trips home.

"Christmas is a time when motorways are used a lot in darkness, with people driving after work to visit family and friends," Mr Rodger has said.

"Although they are our safest roads, darkness brings with it additional challenges which increase the risk. Plan your journey from beginning to end and take necessary precautions to keep yourself and your family safe to enjoy this Christmas."

Among other things, he has advised drivers to plan their trips, working in a stop every two hours or more. He said driving when its dark can make people more tired.

Drivers should also share out driving, where possible, he advised.